Basement and Crawl Space Dehumidification System
Intech Anchoring Systems supplies various options for dehumidification systems, including compact units for crawl spaces and larger units for basements.
Why are Dehumidifiers Necessary to your Customers?
Three major liabilities of an un-encapsulated and humid crawl space or basement:
- Damage – Too much moisture ruins insulation and damages your wood floors and your home’s foundation.
- Health Risks – Your crawl space’s dark, humid environment is perfect for mold and bacteria growth.
- Odor – Mold and mildew smells. Over time those nasty odors creep into your living space.
- Protection – Remove odors, prevent mold and stop mildew growth.
- Durability – Designed for long life in damp basement conditions.
- Convenience – Connects to drain; no need to constantly empty water.
Over 50% of the air in the main living area of your home actually comes up from your basement, this is called the stack effect.
The stack effect is the movement of warm, dry air rising and escaping through the floors of your home, and the cooler, damp air finding its way into the lower levels to equalize pressure.
This stack effect contributes to High humidity, allergens, pest infestations, mold growth, musty odors, damage to property, among other poor indoor air quality issues.
Crawl Space Encapsulation & Dehumidification
Your home without protection
Your crawl space encapsulated
Once we seal your crawl space, moisture infiltration from outside your home will be reduced substantially. However, humidity created inside your home from piping and other household activities is trapped and needs to be removed for full protection.
Encapsulation & Dehumidification
A dehumidifier in a sealed crawl space provides a complete moisture-control solution for your home. A high-capacity dehumidifier will safeguard against odors, structural damage and the health risks associated with high indoor humidity.
Did you know?
Certain conditions can cause mold growth to occur in as little as 2 days.
Unprotected Crawl Space Moisture
Outside relative humidity (RH) can drastically affect your home and promote mold growth. Typical summer conditions can create humidity levels in the crawl space that routinely exceed 85%—leading to mold growth in as little as two days.
A dehumidifier in a sealed crawl space provides a complete moisture-control solution for your home. A high-capacity dehumidifier from Intech will protect you and your family from harmful mold and bacteria even in the warmest summer months.
Crawl Space Mold Growth
Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by Intech’s high-capacity dehumidifier. Intech’s system will not only remove the bad humidity from your basement, but it will replace it with conditioned air and will also help your HVAC system work more efficiently.
By keeping the relative humidity in your basement below the recommended 50% level, you will keep mold, mildew, and musty smells out of your home. Mold can’t grow if the relative humidity is less than 60%, which also means dust mites can’t cause issues to your family’s health as they require warm humid air to thrive.
Benefits of Dehumidification from Intech
Less Wear & Tear
Dehumidifier cycle comparison
Standard portables need to start and stop more often to keep up with basement dampness, causing extreme wear and tear on compressors.
|Brand||Capacity||Seasonal Cost||Warranty||Manufactured In|
|Intech's||70 pints||$64.80||5 years||USA|
|Kenmore||70 pints||$304.80||90 day limited||China|
|GE||70 pints||$242.20||1 year limited||China|
|SoleusAir||70 pints||$204.00||1 year limited||China|
* Operating costs calculated by multiplying the average amount of actual daily run time, power consumption when running and local utility electric rate.